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CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm EDT
at the national press club, they hosted wendy davis who held a filibuster in texas on a late-term filibuster. here is a look. you mentioned your feud with rick perry. are you thinking about running to succeed him? >> a lot of people are asking me that question lately. i am working very hard to decide what my next steps will be. i do think in texas people feel like we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership we are seeing in our state government right now. a bid for another statewide office other than governor question mark perhaps u.s. senator or lieutenant governor? will run forthat i one of two offices, either my eat or thete ste governor. one more question. would you consider running as a vice residential candidates with hillary clinton? in answer to that i would say we will have to find out whether hillary is planning to run for president first. >> you can watch the rest of her comments at 6:25 p.m. eastern tonight. also in washington, the middle east institute hosted a discussion about the hub future of islam. in july the country's elected president was ousted by the mi
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am EDT
was mentioning that he then added a second story to. >> sherry is watching us in arlington, texas, hi, jerry. >> caller: hello. thank you for taking my call. i have a question about sally and wonder if you could clarify the relationship george had with her that continued until after the revolutionary war. was she aware of that relationship? how did she deal with that? or was it something that was not discuss? >> you want to start? >> want to disagree. >> you disagree. >> this is a classic example of where unfortunately mrs. washington did her cause no good by burning all of those letters. in the late 1950s, two letters were discovered which the vents of reigning biographer, james thomas flexner made a great deal out of. some would say perhaps exaggerated. >> way too much -- >> -- their significance. sally fairfax was the wife of george william fairfax who was a neighbor and close friend. some people described him as washington's best friend. they lived just down river of -- from mt. vernon. clearly -- what i think clearly there was a -- i would use the word "infatuation." sally was an older,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
as the leading country and how it fell apart. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> very much followed one of the two main camps. when they were aligned with the brotherhood and morsi, they kind of towed that line because they were against th. and like she said, they have no problem with a crackdown on the brotherhood by the military. and right now they really don't have leadership that is in the public sphere. they don't have someone who can speak on their behalf. they don't have someone who represents their o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
the status quo. stories that matter to you. my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. >>> a judge has let the jury go home early and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they ar
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
a filibuster that lasted 10 hours against the texas abortion bill. it eventually passed. you can see her marks live at 1:00 eastern. also live, the new jersey senate democratic primary debate. this election is being held to fill the seat of frank lautenberg. coverage courtesy of new jersey public television. 1:00, remarks from wendy davis from the national press club. until then, a discussion on the amount of money the pentagon spends on generals and admirals. host: we are joined by todd harrison at the center for strategic and budgetary assessments in washington. this is a subject that received scrutiny in washington following the fallout of the scandal involving david petraeus. it has come up again as the department of defense eyes and additional cuts. here's a headline -- are all these cuts going to come from the lower ranks, or do there need to be cuts at the top as well? is still to be determined how they will make these cuts. it is fair to say that the cuts will have to be proportionate, at the senior officer ranks will be cut in proportion to the junior ranks. the senior ranks have swol
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
to sue texas, saying it discriminates against minority voters. >>> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. more than is 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas. an accusation strongly denied by the government. the french government demanding some sort of action. >
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
better than we were and have been for a few yearses now. and yet, today, in texas, another round has just begun of unpaving the roads. seriously. in four counties in south texas, and two counties in west texas, today is the day state started converting paved roads into gravel roads. texas state department of trn transportation made the announcement last month. "since paving roads is too expensive and there's not enough funding to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads. t "it's not like they're saying gravel roads are better, figured out grounds on which gravel roads are pleasing or sound, or get the most out of your performance car. those are not artisanal roads. roads in texas are being unpaved because pavement is something we cannot afford there anymore. in this part of texas it's happening because of the "sharp increase in heavy traffic due to the oil boom." the damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. the problem increased heavy equipment
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
with texas representative waukeen castro and the reverend al sharpton. >>> as the outrage over russia's anti-gay laws continue to grow, we're beginning to get a disturbing picture of what life is like there for its lgbt citizens. my guest tonight is russian, openly gay and about to flee the country. >>> plus, stop and frisk and edward snowden, what do they have in quhcommon? a whole lot more than you might think. >>> we begin on the front lines of voter suppression, with multiple developments across the country, not the least of which is the attorney general of the united states eric holder suing the state of texas, two states suing the federal government back, and a prominent republican lambasting the republican fwo b governor of north carolina over that state's brand new voting requirements. today the justice department announced plans to file a new lawsuit against the state of texas over its voteer i.d. law and intervene as a party in another case involving texas redistricting. attorney general holder said "he will not allow the prime court's recent decision to be interpreted as open sea
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT
was born. unless the texas republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say." ted cruz released his canadian birth certificate in response to inquiries from the "dallas morning news." today ted cruz's senate press secretary released this oddly worded statement. "to our knowledge, he never had canadian citizenship." now, when a senator's staff speak for the senator says "to our knowledge," everything that follows that is a statement that everyone in that senate office knows might have to be quickly revised, and so it has been. the "washington post" is now reporting that ted cruz will renounce his canadian citizenship. cruz said, "now the dallas morning news says that i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that is true, then sure, i will renounce any canadian citizenship. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator i believe i should be only an american because i was a u.s. citizen at birth, because i left calgary when i was 4, and have lived my entire life since then in the u.s., an
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
voting rights in 31 states. the justice department is already going after texas to try to test the supreme court decision. does the speech do you think give any momentum to that cause to expand voting rights since she chose this as her focus? >> i think it does. i think you've had a situation where although the conversation around voting, i.d.s it has been on the left primarily and in small pockets in the civil rights community as well. i think hillary clinton brings it into the mainstream in way it hasn't been before, but i also think this north carolina law could also be a tipping point because the argument that conservatives have made around voter i.d. laws has been voter fraud by this rath of restrictions used and signed into law in north carolina doesn't really address a voter fraud which in some ways snolt a problem in north carolina but the idea you're shutting down voting on a sunday and the item you're eliminate 16 and 17-year-olds the ability to register early, it seems to be capturing a wide swath of folks in north carolina can you see folks really looking at these a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 5:00am EDT
. >>> as american's surge in oil production made a new global price shock. i'm tom acreman in texas. that story coming up. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. america. >>> welcome back. the last of the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors have left syria can and have driven across the border to beirut in neighboring lebanon. the department describes the chemical weapon attack as a challenge for world. he's considering a narrative response. six people died in protest on friday. 190 others were wounded. back to our top story now the crisis in syria. joining me live in london. he's editor and chief. president obama described the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria as a challenge to the world. is it a challenge to the world? >> no. it is a challenge in the least. it is a challenge to oh the syrian, hezbollah and in a way russia. what he's going to achieve by this narrow ma. -rb mmanipulative fight,when prn 1998 as revenge for naorobi, what happened is osama took revenge three ye
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00am EDT
the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with our stephanie stanton who said it is just a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and are expected to approve that resolution at which point bob filne
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am EDT
that a military jury in texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i d
NBC
Aug 2, 2013 4:00am PDT
as far as the rest of the west goes, yesterday was very warm in the desert. texas was hot. salt lake was hot. we just got hdone with one of or hottest. a little rain left over in northern portions of idaho. that's about it. a few sprinkles today in seattle. that's a lookbe cooler because of the clouds. weekend forecast coming up. >> coming up. get ready to get out there for some of you folks in the west. >>> coming up, a rare eruption in yellowstone to tell you about. plus, anthony weiner opening up just a bit about his alter ego. >>> welcome back to "early today." >>> according to secretary of state john kerry, the u.s. is hoping to end drone strikes in pakistan in the near future. in his remarks to a pakistani tv station thursday, kerry said, quote, it's going to be very, very soon, end quote. >>> anthony weiner cannot seem to escape his sexting alias carlos danger. in a televised interview, wiener said the name was simply a joke in his personal life but rival mayoral candidate reverend eric salgado called the name very insulting to the spanish community. >>> italy's supreme court
KRON
Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm PDT
be fleeing east to texas or north to canada. anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the san diego sheriff's department. >>> a violent home invasion robbery rocks a neighborhood in vallejo. the suspects were aloud into the home by posing as pg&e workers. jeff bush is speaking to concerned neighbors and gets tips from the energy company. for >> reporter: when i asked betty spears about the robbery, she told me it was the first time she had heard of the violent crime on her block. >> i just heard it from you! we didn't hear any sirens. nobody informed us or anything like that. so this is the first i heard. when did it happen? >> around eight 8:30. >> reporter: pd says the two men distressed in orange vests and hard hats convinced the homeowners to let them in. once they were inside, they pistol-whipped the resident, tied him up, and a 6-year-old little girl. then they ransacked the house stealing money and other items. betty says she and her husband moved to this neighborhood, because it is quiet. >> we felt safe because there's no bars on the windows in this neighborh
CNBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
up to 140, and west texas up to 120, if and when the missiles start flowing. i assume the action will take three or four days. i'm not smart enough to know. patrick, would you agree with addison? so.i think i don't know that the spread between brent and west texas would be so significant. it certainly could be, but for the average motorist, i don't as bad as will be what we saw in libya. >>> bars some catastrophe -- >> yes, i think it's a bit better than we thought it would be earlier this year. refining activities slow down, because they're getting ready for them to produce heating oil. so if this becomes a nonevent, it won't be an event for u.s. drivers, either. >>> let's put syria aside, we'll have a thought experiment. why is west texas crude above $100 a barrel. united states is producing more oil. than we have in i don't know how many decades. saudi arabia and the other side, they're producing almost 10 million barrels a day, as far as i know. why are the oil markets this tight, given the fact that the world economy is lousy? >> well, the situation you present, why is west
CNN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
was four, we grew up in houston is texas always been my home. when i was a kid, my mom told me if i ever wanted to, i could affirmatively choose to claim canadian citizenship. i got a u.s. passport when i was in high school. i thought that was the end of the matter. and then the "dallas morning news" ran a headline where they talked with some immigration lawyers that said technically the immigration lawyers said i still had dual citizenship. so the question was raised, if you do, would you renounce your canadian citizenship. i said look, if that's right. then sure. because serving as a u.s. senator, i was an american by birth. serving as a u.s. senator, i think it be appropriate that i be only american. >> you know how it's being interpreted, is oh, clearing the way for a 2016 presidential run. you want to get this issue off the table, first? >> listen, there's a lot of silliness, i thought it was a reasonable question when the "dallas morning news" asked for my birth certificate, so i gave it to them. >> let me move you to health care, texas has the highest percentage of uninsured citiz
KOFY
Aug 3, 2013 9:00pm PDT
runs against texas. then the a's turn around and their three game losing streak. and yo power, cespedes, matt garza, two-run homer. 3-0 a's and time for coco. jarret parker is cruise can. looks like it is going foul. solo shot rangers within a one, now 3-2. day game in oakland and dreaded sun ball. and martin loses it. ground rule double. eric bunteding in the 7th and in comes in alber to have and we go topnotch. he swings as he tries to avoid the pitch. a's win it 4-2 and lead three games over texas. >> you want to get off to a good start. as i said earlier, there are times before a starting pitcher gets comfortable doing his thing. you have a chance to score runs. we played small ball early. >> giants and rays, second inning, likes it is out here. he makes the catch. i thought was gone. brandon crawford, a chopper up the gut. scoring one. giants take an early 1-0 lead. kelly johnson, slow roller, lincecum collides. this would be an important play and runners on the corner and can't turn the double play. molina scores making it 1-1. stayed that way until the tenth. he would walk with b
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
willing to go to win back the senate. and pay back. texas republicans want state representative wendy davis to pay for her epic filibuster. igor is with us and lisa and bill share. it's great to see all three of you. bill, start with you on this. you got a post up at the week.com asking what republicans want more. if they have got to go for this a government shutdown or the senate. why can't they have both? >> they can't have both because they have a very good chance of taking the senate right now. they could get the six seats d!1 that they need if they don't upset the apple cart. if they become the face of washington dysfunction then all bets are off. you already have the public saying 25%. they only have 25% approval of their handling of congress as it is today and people don't want more dysfunction and they can't pass off the blame for a government shutdown when you have senator ted cruz openly campaigning for it and saying you'll be no different than when government closes for the weekend. they lose leverage and budget negotiations they have to accept more tax increases and puttin
CNN
Aug 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
in texas. and he is armed. >>> and russia's new antigay laws could have a chilling effect on winter olympics. let's play: [ all ] who's new in the fridge! i help support bones... [ ding! ] ...the immune system... [ ding! ] ...heart health... [ ding! ] ...and muscles. [ ding! ] that can only be ensure complete! [ female announcer ] the four-in-one nutrition of ensure complete. a simple choice to help you eat right. [ major nutrition ] nutrition in charge. delivering mail, medicine and packages, yet they're closing thousands of offices, slashing service and want to layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts. congress created this problem, and congress can fix it. vietnam in 1972. [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. becau
ABC
Aug 8, 2013 4:00am EDT
. severe storms around the texas panhandle. scattered showers from south dakota to minnesota. thunderstorms for much of the east coast. and in the west, from new mexico, to colorado. >> mostly 80s in the rockies. 70s in the upper midwest. 90s in the southeast. 80s from boston to atlanta. >>> still ahead, a star-studded dispute. which actor left the movie set because he wasn't getting $3 million for less than a week of work? >>> plus, an international manhunt is under way, after investigators say a teenage girl was abducted from her own home. this morning, the plea from her father. >>> and reducing the risk of dementia. what doctors are saying about a connection between alzheimer's and your blood sugar level. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast, i need all the help i can get. that's why i like nutella. mom, what's the capital of west virginia? charleston. nutella is a delicious hazelnut spread my whole family loves. mom, have you seen my -- backpack? nutella goes great on whole-wheat toast or whole-grain waffles. and its great taste comes from a unique combination of simple i
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
at the other stories topping the news now. frightening nomtsmoments for a 12-year-old in texas. untrudiers broke in when he was home alone. he called 911 for help. >> poor little guy. police arrested those burglars. his mom says that she is proud of her son. he knew the right people to call right away. >>> in ft. hood, texas, the sentencing face of major hasan is under way. he was found guilty on 13 kounds of mur -- counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder and will face the death penalty rb. >>> mike tyson says he is on the verge of dying. during a press conference in new york he knitted he is still suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. >> i want to change my life and want to live a different life. i want to live sober and i don't want to die. i'm a vicious alcoholic. >> during that press conference tyson admitted he had been sober six days. he is starting the new year as a boxing promoter. >>> a controversial plan in columbia, south carolina, to evict the homeless. they voted to criminalize homelessness. people on the streets have the option to relocate or get arrested. an
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
know - ideas, invention, life. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. welcome pack. the crisis in syria continues to lead our news at this hour. u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are now in lebanon. the convoy arrived there early this morning hours after completing their investigation. they are findings are expected to take a couple of weeks. we cannot accept a world where innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. >> president obama suggests the u.s. must take action the syria. today he will make th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to killing more than a dozen afghan civilians say he's sorry. >>> the justice department moves to sue texas over its voter i.d. laws saying its racist. 700,000 acres scorched in the west, now wildfires threaten yosemite park. [♪ music ] >> our top story, the u.s. wants answers, the u.n. is demanding access but is getting nowhere, and international outrage continues to grow over an alleged chemical attack in syria. 1300 people are believed dead. president obama urged intelligence community to quickly gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. the government denies that they use chemical weapons, but washington does not believe they have the means for chemical warfare. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children, were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. syrian opposition say more than 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas east and west of the capitol of damascus. but the shocking picture of the victims have brought swift international condemnation. the french governm
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
in texas, senator cruz, in a heated town hall. could an awkward moment be coming for two conservative stars in the lone star state? here in gotham, anthony weiner's wild spiral to single digits may have opened the door for an unexpected contender and maybe the next mayor. bill de blasio. feeling like he's got a lot of mojo with just 20 days till primary day. good morning from new york city. it's wednesday, august 21st. it's "the daily rundown." my first reads of it the mornin. we're going to start with some domestic politics. the state of both political parties is anything but strong these days. the only reason there isn't much hand ringing about the democratic party is because the republican party is the one in such disa ray. the open warfare has become a more public spectacle than we've seen in years. many republican leaders are exhausted from dealing with the tea party and some seem to be downright giddy over what's happened in the last week. they don't put their name on their giddiness. not even 250 days old and already he's become probably among the most recognizable faces of the tea p
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 11:00am EDT
your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. >> welcome back. let's recap our top stories. there are new calls for the united nations to take action following an alleged toxic attack by the syrian government. officials there deny the military use chemical weapons. >>> former president hosni mubarak was released from prison. he was flown to a hospital and when he leaves the hospital he'll be put under hous
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm EDT
-jazeera. >>> the justice department going to court today on the texas voter i.d. law. according to attorney general eric holder, the doj will argue the texas law is discriminatory based on race. >>> and the owners of japan's troubled fukushima nuclear plant say they need outside help. the alert level set to be raised to level 3, the highest since the earthquake and tsunami. >>> and ear' looking at showers and storms across the northwest giving rain and lightning on some very dry ground. so we'll take the rain but the lightning causing problems with the fire situation and wind picking up as well. a little rain in idaho, montana, western wyoming but the southwest not getting any rain at all as these showers are pushing to the north. there is what is left of the typhoon over china causing a lot of flooding in the philippines and dropping a lot of rain over the region. not a lot of rain in the northeast but heavier showers around new jersey, moving through new york. this will cause the temperatures to drop a bit. once the rain moves out, cooler airs moves in. across the southeast, gulf moisture giving showe
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. ♪ >>> welcome back let's recap our top stories. the white house reiterated that president obama does not expect to send u.s. troops to syria, and the un says one million syrian children are now refugees because of the conflict. in lebanon at least 37 people are dead, and hundreds are injured after explosions happened after morning prayer. >>> and a jury has resumed deliberations in the court-martial of nidal hasan. he passed on his final chance to address the jury on thursd
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am EDT
a former army army psychiatrist is sentenced to death for killing 13 soldiers in fort hood, texas, four years ago. >>> in yemen, children do not have enough field. [ bells ringing ] and the united states remembers martin luther king and his dream of racial equality 15 years on. >> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. he's coming increasing pressure from the u.n. and russia to hold off. they want u.n. monitors currently inside syria to complete their investigations into a suspected chemical weapons attack last week. obama said the aim of the military reaction would be to deter future chemical weapon attacks. >> obama: if in fact, we can take limited tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we're saying in a clear and decisive but limited way that we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long term, and may have a posit
FOX News
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
military response. we have the very latest. plus, don't mess with texas. despite a new lawsuit, senator john cornyn says they are way out of line when it comes to the state's new voter id law. he joins us live. and a rising baseball star and world war ii veteran killed and in each case the suspects are black teenagers. how the case has been playing in the mainstream media. and the running of the bulls right here in the u.s. i'm shannon bream. we start right now. amid the administration's growing belief that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against civilians, president obama has asked the department of defense to prepare a variety of military options in response to the situation in syria. at least two senators are also calling for military action. elizabeth prann is following the latest on that. >> hi, shan n no. president obama and the international community has said the damage has been done. this as they agreed to allow inspectors to the outskirts of the city of damascus where the alleged chemical weapons were deployed. a senior u.s. official says it leads to a lack of
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
by mail. attorney general eric holder has his sights set on the texas voter i.d. law. holder said over the weekend, the struggle must and will go on in the cause for our nation's quest for justice until every eligible american has the chance to enter -- exercise his or her right to vote. texans are fighting back. >> this is deeply depressing to see the chief law enforcement officer in the country use partisan politics and that's all it is, to drive a wedge between americans based on race and ethnicity. it's really sad because we have come a long way. obviously we've elected barack obama president of the united states. >> the senator suggests much of this push is about a lame duck administration trying to turn texas into a blue state. arthel: so is there danger if it's interpreted as republicans trying to restrict voting? >> there are certainly some people who think so. virginia, arkansas, tennessee and north dakota have enacted new voter i.d. laws this year and colin powell is among those saying that voting will make it more difficult and immediately turn off voters the g.o.p. needs.
PBS
Aug 7, 2013 5:30pm PDT
and into southeastern great lakes region. in fact, we have one tornado touchdown reported in texas from this system. tomorrow it's going to be widely spread across much of the eastern half all the way from texas/oklahoma panhandle into new england states. the big apple, d.c., boston, these are the areas that you will find drenching rain that could lead to flash flooding and we can't rule out the possibility of tornadic activity. towards the south, still sizzling hot at houston, 38 degrees. although the humidity level is still very low, 5% in some areas and windy as well. so if the dry thunderstorms across this area ignites wildfires, that's going to be widely spread. extreme fire danger taking place again here. in europe the heat still prevails. the jetstream is still meandering down to the south in the west and to the north in the east. it is bringing severe weather across this area. this has already ignited funnel clouds in germany and hail have been reported, winds of has been reported in czech republic. it will be continuing this way. but we're still talking about the heat which is covering eas
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
's this morning's first look at scrambled politics. apparently in texas when you stand up you better be prepared to pay up. republicans there want state senator wendy davis to cough up the cost for last month's special session. a republican says davis should reimburse taxpayers since it was her filibuster that forced lawmakers to come back. >>> a new poll spells struggle for senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. it is still 15 months before they go to the polls but it shows allyson lundergan grimes leading the polls by 1%. both results fall within the margin of error. >> new jersey governor chris christie, he is reaching into the deep pockets of casino billionaire, sheldon adelson. last night fund-raiser was for the governor's re-election efforts and not a potential 2016 bid. >>> a fed up senator harry reid was not pleased when he talked thursday to try to prevent debate on a transportation bill. here's what happened when senator tammy baldwin tried to call the chamber to order. listen. >> madam president. madam president -- >> the majority leader. >> have them sit down and shut up, okay? it's
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